Gardiner Chess are delighted to present the Gold Coast Open. This year we are seeking to create bigger and better opportunities for everyone involved. The Premier Division (Formerly known as Open Division) will be a 9 round swiss event. We are hoping this creates some norm possibilities whilst eliminating the brutal 3 round Saturday of years past. This event will be FIDE, ACF and QLD Junior rated.
Minimum ACF rating of 1700 or FIDE rating of 1800
Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters, Cnr Markeri St & Sunshine Blvd, Mermaid Waters 4218
Registration 5.30pm – 6.00pm
Round 1: 7.00pm
Round 2: 10.00am
Round 3: 3.00pm
Round 4: 10.00am
Round 5: 3.00pm
Round 6: 10.00am
Round 7: 3.00pm
Round 8: 9.00am
Round 9: 2.00pm
A total of two half point byes are available to take in this tournament, apart from the last two rounds where only zero point byes may be taken.
90 minutes per player + 30 seconds per move from the start.
GM/WGM/IM/WIM – Free (if registered by Thursday 20th June)
Early Bird (paid by May 31) – $110
Normal Entry – $130
1 pen per person will be provided, additional pens will be $1 per pen.
1st – $1500, 2nd – $1000, 3rd – $500, 4th – $300, 5th – $250, 6th – $200, 7th – $150, 8th – $100
Under 2200 and Under 2000 (FIDE) 1st – $200, 2nd – $100
Whilst Gardiner Chess voluntarily provides “play areas” for the use of younger chess players at various venues, these areas are not provided for purposes of “child care” and their use is subject to the oversight of the parents or guardians of these younger chess-players.
It is not the role of Arbiters to “police” areas outside of the playing venue – their role is to ensure that chess games are played in accordance with the rules and ensuring order in the playing venue. Supervision of children outside of the playing hall is solely the responsibility of the parent or caregiver, not the Arbiter or Organiser of the tournament.
Please ensure you have read the Event Policies and Procedures.
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